Keonté Beals is an accomplished singer/songwriter, musician (piano),
producer, author and entrepreneur.
Keonté triumphs among the East Coast music scene as a multi-talented,
award-winning R&B/Pop artist. Born and raised in North Preston,
Keonté started singing at the age of seven.
In 2016, Keonté released “Man Down” from his
self-titled EP ‘Keonté,’ followed by a second single “4 Ever” in 2017.
Keonté, is a natural-born entertainer who has collected accolades from Music
Nova Scotia, African Nova Scotian Music Association (including Artist of the Year
2020), Coast Halifax, East Coast Music Association; Challenge AIDS and Malaria in
Africa and recognised with an MLA Rising Star award.
In 2020, CBC radio produced a special “Keonte Beals: Christmas in North Preston”
which was rated number one story in Canada and earned a feature in “Being Black
in Canada”. Keonté released a Christmas EP stemming from the special, entitled
“December”, which was very well received.
2020 also saw the birth of KBeals Entertainment | (kebe.ca) where Keonte
launched his first full-length album under his company.
Keonte is the co-author and illustrator of his first children’s book with his younger
brother Antonio, “I am Perfectly Me”. This book expresses historical pride within
the African Nova Scotian community and celebrates diversity.
Keonte provides presentations that add to the
rich and inclusive programming within schools.
Keonte propelled project ‘KING’ in 2020 under his own company name,
which received the ANSMA song of the year for 2021.
Keonte received acclaimed ECMA status in 2021 for R&B album of the year for ‘KING’,
and also collected three Music Nova Scotia awards: R&B Solo recording,
African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year & Inspirational recording of the year.